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IRELAND's LARGEST WORKING DOG WEEKEND: The 30th ANNUAL ALL IRELAND TERRIER, WHIPPET and LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIPS at the 40th Anniversary ALL IRELAND GAME FAIR 23rd & 24th JUNE and the ALL IRELAND GAME FAIR FERRET CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

The 30th Annual All Ireland Terrier & Lurcher Show and Racing Championships is being staged at the Irish Game Fair, Shanes Castle on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June. It is SPONSORED BY Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine, CAI - Countryside Alliance Ireland, Feedwell, Gardiner Bros Jewellers, Barbour, Red Mills, and Jaydee Coats & Whippet Supplies.

Working Dog Director: Tom Barry

PLEASE NOTE: Only the Master McGrath Race and Mick The Miller Championships are pre entry. All other racing events are enter on the day in order that our All Ireland Champions can be true Champions of Ireland having beaten ALL COMERS on the day.

RACING SATURDAY 23rd June

Starts 12.00noon with the RED MILLS Master McGrath Final to find the fastest lurcher in the UK and Ireland followed by the Mick the Miller Final. All qualified dogs must be registered with David Titterington at Game Fair HQ before 11.00 am.

The GREAT GAME FAIRS of IRELAND Master McGrath and Mick The Miller Lurcher Racing Challenges
The GREAT GAME FAIRS of IRELAND Master McGrath and Mick The Miller Lurcher Racing Challenges launched at Brownlow House, Lurgan.

Master Mc Grath Challenge for Elite Lurchers: Winner £200, Special Trophy, Barbour Coat and winners Coat Runner Up : £50, Special Trophy and Runner Up Coat Owners of Winners & Runner Ups get special caps.

trophies
Two fantastic vintage trophies to be won outright

Mick the Miller Challenge for Traditional lurchers Winner £200, Special Trophy, Barbour Coat and winners Coat Runner Up : £50, Special Trophy and Runner Up Coat Owners of Winners & Runner Ups get special caps.

Coats by Jaydee Coats and Whippet Supplies - caps by Wildebeest

trophies
Two fantastic vintage trophies to be won outright

FEEDWELL SPONSORED 30th Anniversary All Ireland Championship Racing OPEN TO ALL

  1. Lurcher Pups
  2. Elite Lurchers Under 21"
  3. Elite Lurchers Under 23"
  4. Elite Lurchers Over 23" Elite
  5. Traditional Lurchers Under 23"
  6. Traditional Lurchers Over 23"
  7. Traditional Lurchers (Hairy Dog/Collie Type)
  8. Whippet Race
  9. Bull Cross Lurcher Heavy
  10. Bull Cross Lurcher Light
  11. Retired Greyhounds
  12. Terrier Racing

Each race winner receives a 40th Anniversary Game Fair Tankard and a bag of Feedwell

  1. Directors Challenge: top two Whippets v top two under Under 21" lurchers. Whippets get a handicap start. Challenge winner £50 and Special Trophy Best other Breed £25 and Special Trophy. Trophies are vintage trophies won a top greyhound races.

trophies
Two vintage Directors Challenge Trophies to be won outright

Please note eligibility to run in a particular race will be decided by the organisers. If there is a challenge to a dog's eligibility a panel will take a group decision on the dog's eligibility. If in doubt as to your dog's eligibility please speak to the organisers in advance of the Fair and /or racing.

The 30th ALL IRELAND CHAMPION TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET SHOW sponsored by FEEDWELL Sunday 24th start 12.30 pm with pet show and 1.00 sharp for breed classes.

OVERALL SHOW CHAMPION wins £50 and Rosette. PUPPY CHAMPION: £25

CHAMPION TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET receive special bronze trophies to keep plus £50 & a BAG OF Feedwell & Rosette. Best Opposite Sex to Champion Terrier will receive £25.

Trophies
Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet Champion Trophies

Each Class Winner receives an ANNIVERSARY TANKARD plus a Bag of Feedwell Dog Food and Rosette (Rosettes 1-3)

Terriers

  1. Any variety terrier dog pup
  2. Any variety terrier bitch pup
  3. Jack Russell dog or bitch
  4. Patterdale dog or bitch
  5. Lakeland dog or bitch
  6. Border dog or bitch
  7. Crossbred dog or bitch
  8. Any variety working dog or bitch
  9. Staff Dog or Bitch
  10. Veterans
  11. Pairs
  12. Special Paul Pringle Challenge in Memory of Brian Plummer
    1. Plummer Pup Dog or Bitch
    2. Plummer Dog or Bitch
    3. Special Trophy for best Plummer

Lurchers

  1. Any Variety dog pup
  2. Any Variety bitch pup
  3. Under 23 smooth bitch
  4. Under 23 smooth dog
  5. Over 23 smooth bitch
  6. Over 23 smooth dog
  7. Under 23 rough dog
  8. Under 23 rough bitch
  9. Over 23 rough dog
  10. Over 23 rough bitch
  11. Collie cross
  12. Heavy Bull cross
  13. Light Bull cross
  14. Hare
  15. Fox
  16. Lamping
  17. Veterans
  18. Pairs

Whippets

  1. Dog pup
  2. Bitch pup
  3. Open Dog
  4. Open Bitch
  5. Racing Dog or Bitch
  6. Working Dog or Bitch
  7. Veterans Dog or Bitch
  8. Pairs
  • All pups under 12 months old
  • Veterans 7 years and over
  • Classes may change due to entries

Family Dog Show:

Any Variety shown by a child under 12 years of age

Any Variety shown by a Lady

Any Variety shown by a Gent

Champion Handling Class from the above classes Receives a Bag of Nutts & Rosette.

PLEASE NOTE: The Game Fair is intended to be a showcase for working dogs and it is expected that all people attending the show will display the best of sportsmanship and accept judges and line judges decisions without dissent. The organisers reserve the right to ask people disputing decisions to leave the ground without refund.

THERE WILL BE NO CAMPING ON SITE as the organisers do not have insurance for camping or caravanning. AND THERE ARE NO DOGS TO BE SOLD ON SITE.

THE FIVE NATIONS TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET CHAMPIONSHIPS

Will take place after the showing with the Champion and Reserve Champions at the Game Fair Show qualifying. ALL OTHER QUALIFIERS MUST REGISTER WITH DAVID TITTERINGTON AT GAME FAIR HQ by 11.00 am on the day of the fair.

RED MILLS Five Nations Terrier Championship : Champion wins £200, Special Trophy, a Barbour Coat & A Winners Coat; Runner Up wins a Watch sponsored by Gardiner Bros and a Res Champion Coat.

FEEDWELL Five Nations Whippet Championship : Champion wins £200, Special Trophy, a Barbour Coat & A Winners Coat; Runner Up wins a Watch sponsored by Gand a Res Champion Coat

RED MILLS Five Nations Lurcher Championship : Champion wins £200, Special Trophy, a Barbour Coat & A Winners Coat; Runner Up wins a Watch and a Res Champion Coat.

Champion & Reserve Champion owners win caps from Wildebeest.

Des Mackin has requested that the Final of his Champion Bull Bred Lurcher Championship be staged at the Game Fair and it also will take place on the Sunday evening.

ALL IRELAND GAME FAIR FERRET SHOWING & RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS organised by Darren Moore

At the Irish Game Fair & Fine food Festival, Shanes Castle, Antrim Sunday 25th June 11.00am in the Countrysports in Action Arena

Show Classes

  1. Albino Jill
  2. Albino Hob
  3. Polecat Jill
  4. Polecat Hob
  5. Any Other Colour Jill
  6. Any Other Colour Hob

Class Prizes : & Rosettes

Best In Show : Cold cast bronze ferret trophy sponsored by Albert & Irene Titterington

Best Racing Ferret : Cold cast bronze ferret trophy sponsored by Albert & Irene Titterington

Trophy
Ferret Trophies

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